The House of Blue Leaves
Artie Shaugnessy is a songwriter with visions of glory. Toiling by day as a zookeeper, he suffers in seedy lounges by night, plying his wares at piano bars in Queens, New York, where he lives with his wife, Bananas, much to the chagrin of Arties downstairs mistress, Bunny Flingus, wholl sleep with him anytime but refuses to cook until they are married. On the day the Pope is making his first visit to the city, Arties son Ronny goes AWOL from Fort Dix, stowing a homemade bomb intended to blow up the Pope in Yankee Stadium. Also arriving are Arties old school chum, now a successful Hollywood producer, Billy Einhorn, with starlet girlfriend in tow, who holds the key to Arties dreams of getting out of Queens and away from the life he so despises. But like many dreams, this promise of glory evaporates amid the chaos of ordinary lives.
Directed by Annamaria Pileggi
Scenic Design by Margery & Peter Spack
Lighting Design by Michael Sullivan
Costume Design by Michele Siler
Sound Design by Zoe Sullivan
* denotes member of Actor's Equity Association
The Wool Studio Theatre in the JCC's Staenberg Family Complex (Ver)
2 Millstone Campus Drive.
St. Louis, MO 63146
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